By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With Easter falling on Sunday, April 5th, Brazilians are taking advantage of the long holiday weekend, called Semana Santa (Holy Week) which officially started with the federal holiday today, Good Friday. The Ministry of Tourism reported that the country should generate R$3.68 billion during Semana Santa, with religious celebrations and family gatherings that should boost spending during the period.

The government report estimates 2.15 million domestic trips will happen for the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here